Catching the Super Guppy For the First Time

Savannah - I have my Mode-S/ADS-B receiver software set to alert me when it picks up certain Mode-S codes, registration numbers, or callsigns and not long after I woke up this afternoon and turned on the radios, it alerted me to an aircraft that I've never heard before: NASA 941. NASA 941 is NASA's Super … Continue reading Catching the Super Guppy For the First Time

Aviation Photography and Airport Monitoring from the Charlotte Airport Overlook

While researching the Carolinas Aviation Museum before my road trip, I noticed on Google Maps that Charlotte Douglas IAP (CLT) has an airport overlook. After visiting the museum and grabbing a bite to eat, I drove the short distance to the overlook to watch and listen to the airport activity. The overlook is a parking … Continue reading Aviation Photography and Airport Monitoring from the Charlotte Airport Overlook

The Carolinas Aviation Museum – Well Worth Visiting

The first stop of the second day of my South Carolina/North Carolina road trip was the Carolinas Aviation Museum located at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, NC. As aviation museums go, it's not very large, nowhere near the size of the Museum of Aviation at Robins AFB or the National Naval Aviation Museum at … Continue reading The Carolinas Aviation Museum – Well Worth Visiting

South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 9 January 2019

On the second day of my road trip, I traveled to Charlotte, NC to visit the Carolinas Aviation Museum and the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC. Today's list builds on yesterday's list from the first day. Added to the list today were talkgroups from the NC VIPER P25 TRS and the Charlotte UASI … Continue reading South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 9 January 2019

South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8 January 2019

I'm on the first day of a three-day trip through parts of South Carolina and North Carolina. Today's travels took me through the Clinton, Greenville, and Spartanburg areas. I was originally planning to visit the Ninety Six battlefield today, but since it is closed due to the government shutdown, I visited the Musgrove Mill State … Continue reading South Carolina/North Carolina Road Trip Scanning Report; 8 January 2019

Hurricane Michael Notes and Observations (Updated 14 October 2018)

Note: Post Updated with some observations from Saturday, 13 October 2018 Savannah - Unfortunately the southeast has seen its second catastrophic hurricane this season. Just a month after Hurricane Florence devastated the Carolinas, Hurricane Michael brought destruction upon the Florida panhandle and southwest Georgia. Earlier this week, Hurricane Michael came ashore at Mexico Beach as … Continue reading Hurricane Michael Notes and Observations (Updated 14 October 2018)

Gulfstream Aircraft Return to Savannah-Hilton Head IAP from Lakeland, FL After Hurricane Florence

Savannah - Yesterday afternoon, I caught what seemed to be the return of Gulfstream Savannah Service Center aircraft from Hurricane Evacuation to Lakeland Florida due to Hurricane Florence. A few came in early in the day, but during the afternoon, the majority arrived one after the other. Watching with my Mode-S/ADS-B receiver, they practically formed … Continue reading Gulfstream Aircraft Return to Savannah-Hilton Head IAP from Lakeland, FL After Hurricane Florence

3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Aircraft Update; 6 September 2018

Savannah - Last week I posted about Hunter AAF's 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade flying again after their return from a deployment; this week I've got an update to the list of aircraft I began in that post. Since then, I've heard a few more new aircraft, so the list has grown. Thanks to information from … Continue reading 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Aircraft Update; 6 September 2018

Boeing 747 Large Cargo Freighter Flights To and From Charleston

Savannah - Maybe I've just been around the radios at the last over the last month or so, but I've been hearing the Boeing 747 LCFs (Large Cargo Freighter) operated by Atlas Air carrying sections Boeing 787s to the North Charleston assembly facility. These flights are easily heard from Savannah and be tracked on any … Continue reading Boeing 747 Large Cargo Freighter Flights To and From Charleston

Listening to Gulfstream Aerospace G500 and G600 Testing

Savannah - Gulfstream Aerospace is well along in flight testing of their new G500 and G600 models. Both aircraft are being built at and tested out of Gulfstream's factory in Savannah at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport. If you live near the Georgia coast, you can hear some of the testing activity of these aircraft … Continue reading Listening to Gulfstream Aerospace G500 and G600 Testing